Facilitated by Ben Troke Court of Protection Specialist Solicitor, this half day masterclass, will look in detail at all aspects of the law on deprivation of liberty as it stands, and how to follow the current legal framework in residential care, in the community and in hospital settings, as well as reviewing the law for children.
With the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards due to be replaced entirely by the Liberty Protection Safeguards we will also cover the plans for reform. We will look at the LPS proposals, the questions for the code of practice, and how each organisation can prepare now for their changing responsibilities.
This course will be useful for all those working in health or social care, in any setting, and whether with adults or children, as we prepare for fundamental reform to meet the rights of the individual, and the challenge to do this in a way that is cost effective and efficient.
Key learning objectives:
- Confidence in understanding the scope of deprivation of liberty, including in the hospital setting, and in relation to 16-17 year olds
- Confidence in applying DoLS in the context of COVID-19
- An understanding of developments coming down the line, including the Liberty Protection Safeguards and the revision of the Code of Practice to the MCA
- What can be done now to prepare for the Liberty Protection Safeguards
- How to apply LPS thinking now
Ben Troke has 20 years’ experience working as a lawyer in the health and social care sector. Acting for health and social care providers and commissioners nationwide, including the NHS, local authorities and private sector, Ben has been rated as one of the leading Court of Protection lawyers in the country every year since 2012. Ben’s expertise covers issues of consent and mental health and mental capacity/best interests decision making, both for adults and children, as well as wider issues around delayed or disputed discharges, deprivation of liberty, safeguarding, confidentiality and duty of candour.